Government Security


Stanley CSS Expands Lenel/UTC Fire & Security Strategic Partnership

The Picture Perfect and FC Wnx product lines are now supported.

SIA Presents Three Key Awards

The Security Industry Association honored Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., Congresswoman Candice Miller, D-MI, and John Romanowich, President/CEO and founder of SightLogix, with industry awards.

SightLogix CEO to Moderate Infrastructure Protection Panel at SIA Government Summit

Expert panelists will discuss 'Emerging Threats and Infrastructure Protection Mandates.'

Genetec’s Omnicast Certified As Approved Product For U.S. Homeland Security

Genetec, announced recently that its video surveillance system, Omnicast, has received both a designation as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology and certification as an Approved Product for Homeland Security from the United States Department of Homeland Security.

General Dynamics To Support DHS Headquarters Relocation

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a task order through the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant Contract to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's headquarters.

Army Health Center Deploys Network-Centric Mass Notification System

AtHoc Inc. recently announced that Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has deployed AtHoc IWSAlerts, the third-generation alerting system for the protection of physicians, nurses, technicians and their patients. The Army Health Center is located at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

OTI Receives $6 Million Order in Support of Next Stage Expansion of National eID Program

OTI's secured ID solution supports both online and offline communication, thereby allowing every citizen, living in cities and rural areas, to apply for an ID card regardless of the area's communication infrastructure.

Cybersecurity Interoperability Project Reaches Milestone

EnerNex, prime contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded Lemnos project, announces cybersecurity interoperability testing, June 1-2 at the Electric Power Research Institute Smart Grid Substation Lab in Knoxville, Tenn.



Smiths Detection Wins $30 Million Order for Enhanced Joint Chemical Agent Detectors

The latest order takes the JCAD program total to more than $350 million.

Charlotte, N.C. Chooses Intergraph Incident Management Software

Intergraph, a provider of incident management solutions, announced recently that the City of Charlotte, N.C., has chosen Intergraph's incident management solution to enhance emergency response and interoperability between their public safety agencies.

Bin Laden’s Death Comes at Fortuitous Time for U.S. Security

Osama bin Laden's death in a mansion-like compound in Pakistan last week came at a time when much of the Middle East is in turmoil amid democratic protests against long-seated monarchies. Two Hudson Institute senior fellows say his death not only makes the United States more secure, but also underscores the importance of these protests.

Colorado City Uses NVMS To Protect Courts, Jail

DVTel Inc. recently announced that the city of Aurora (Colorado) Municipal Justice Center successfully deployed the DVTel Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS) solution, significantly improving the safety and security of the city’s court and jail complex.

Biometric Associates Partners with SteelCloud to Deliver DoD-approved Bluetooth Headset

The blueARMOR 100 headset is the only commercially available Bluetooth headset to pass all of the tests required by National Security Agency and Defense Information Systems Agency.

Moog QuickSet Receives Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Raytheon recognizes its suppliers based on on-time delivery measures, sustained performance on quality and commitment to continuous process and quality improvement.

Pennsylvania City Uses Sony Technology To Reduce, Prevent Crime

Allentown, Pa. strives to be a safe place to live, work and play. That’s why the city’s administration and police department decided to deploy surveillance cameras to assist the police department in reducing and preventing crime throughout the city.

Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems Achieves CMMI-DEV Level 5 Rating

The CMMI model measures business process maturity levels and provides Raytheon customers with a way to assess risks and determine the level of process maturity a company has achieved.

Report Reveals Dramatic Increase In Cyberattacks, Sabotage On Critical Infrastructure

McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently revealed the findings from a report that reflects the cost and impact of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure such as power grids, oil, gas and water.

Wyatt Starnes of Harris Corp. Selected as CLOUD2 Commissioner

The panel will provide the Obama administration with recommendations on cloud computing deployment and innovation.

FBI Launches Next Generation Identification System

MorphoTrak (Safran group), along with the FBI and Lockheed Martin recently announced the successful launch of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system. NGI incorporates the Morpho Biometric Search Services (MBSS) as the core processing and matching capability using 10 fingerprints.

Keeping First Responders And Citizens Safe

Imagine that a fire breaks out as a result of a highway traffic accident, which quickly turns into a multi-car pileup with a hazmat spill. Multiple organizations, including the department of transportation, fire department, police department, and hazmat teams will all need to respond to the emergency to prevent the fire and hazardous materials from spreading, and additional casualties from resulting.

Lockheed Martin Team Begins Development on Third Phase of FBI's Next Generation Identification System

Critical design review for latent fingerprint, palm print matching capability completed just weeks after system's fingerprint matching capability goes live.

Visa Launches Web-Based Solution for Business Card Compliance, Control

Visa IntelliLink Compliance Management converts commercial card transaction data into information that card program managers at government agencies and private sector enterprises can use to minimize and deter commercial card misuse, such as using cards for personal expenses.

Researcher Works with Carbon Fiber to Reinforce Buildings from Explosions (With Video)

Most buildings are not constructed to withstand an unexpected explosion or impact. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri is working with the U.S. Army to test a method of retrofitting buildings to protect them in the case of a terrorist attack.

Unisys Stealth Solution for Networks Certified by NSA to Protect Classified Government Data

This qualifies Stealth to protect U.S. Defense Department data classified up to the "secret" level.

Raytheon Awarded $42 M for Next-Generation Standard Missile-3 Interceptor

Raytheon Company was awarded $42 million for the initial concept development and program planning for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIB, which is the Missile Defense Agency's next-generation Aegis missile.

TiaLinx Launches Breathing Detector for Live Objects Hidden in Cargo Containers

The lightweight handheld sensor system with remote display screen provides an ultra-wideband (UWB) radio frequency beam that can detect a variety of live objects concealed inside a container.

Duane DeCouteau Joins Jericho Systems as Software Managing Director

He will lead product development for Jericho’s EnterSpace Decisioning Service and will ensure that it continues to align with both industry standards and the needs of Jericho’s major clients such as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Department of Defense.

Winners Of Security Products' Govies Government Security Awards Announced

Security Products magazine, the only integrated product magazine reaching the entire security market, announced the winners in the 2011 Security Products’ Govies Government Security award competition today. The awards honor outstanding government products in a variety of categories.

Codebench Integrates PIVCheck with Quintron's PACS

Codebench has formed a partnership with Quintron Systems Inc. to provide the federal government and its agencies with a high-assurance access control solution that meets guidelines as outlined by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology.

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School Shooting Changed Police Response Tactics

After the school shootings at Columbine High School in 1999, police had to re-think their strategies in dealing with active shooters. That killing spree changed the way law enforcement approaches armed killers.

FLIR Systems Wins MultimillionDollar Subcontract with Northrop Grumman

As part of this contract, FLIR has developed a new medium-range ground-based radar designed specifically for desert environments, the LSR-5000.

NiSCA Plans to Unveil High-Speed Card Printer

The single-sided card printer has an optional magnetic stripe 3-track encoding as well as a more advanced IC contact chip and IC contactless encoding.

SoBran Announces SafeMail Training in Support of the Government-Required Annual Review Process

Mailroom managers can now get the needed training to ensure their facilities are fully prepared to pass the annual review process, as well as have the required on‐site inspections, with SoBran.

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Millimeter Wave “Camera” Has Potential to Reduce Need for TSA Pat-Downs

A professor at the University of Missouri has created a millimeter wave scanning device that can create and display images in real time. It has the potential to ease the stress of airport security lines, speeding them up and reducing the number of pat-downs.

L-3 Security and Detection Systems Supplies Systems to Latin American Airports

Six airports located throughout Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica have selected L-3 to address their passenger, hand-carried and checked-baggage screening requirements.

Minnesota City Selects Pivot3 Storage Solution For Video System Expansion

Maple Grove, located in the growing northwest region of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, replaced its analog video system with a network-based surveillance solution to improve the protection of residents and city employees, secure community events and future-proof overall security.

OHS Magazine to Host Twitter Conversation on Japanese Nuclear Disaster

Security Products’ sister publication, Occupational Health and Safety magazine, is hosting a one-hour Twitter conversation Tuesday, March 29, from 1p.m.-2p.m. CST on "Lessons from the Japanese Disaster" with nuclear experts, including Nate Ames, director of the Nuclear Fabrication Consortium at EWI, James W. Satterfield, president and COO of Firestorm Solutions LLC., and Barry R. Weissman, Weissman Consultants

Government Security Vital Part of Tradeshow

Next week a group of our staff heads out to Washington, D.C. to attend GovSec 2011. The focus is on government security -- this includes everything from federal government to local law enforcement.

States Seek to Criminalize Some TSA Pat Downs

Workers could be charged with sexual assault, labeled sex offenders.

HID multiCLASS Magnetic Stripe Readers Get FIPS 201 Certification

The listing enables U.S. government organizations to purchase HID Global's latest physical access reader products as they begin to implement migration programs from legacy magnetic stripe cards to contactless 13.56 MHz FIPS 201 credentials, for both single- and two-factor authentication scenarios.

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Texas City Expands Business Surveillance Capabilities

The police department in the Dallas town of Addison, Texas, is the first in the country to partner with Stealth Monitoring, a surveillance monitoring company that "pushes" video from its customers to the police department when it detects suspicious activity.

ADT, Brivo Implement Web-Based Access Control For Five Federal Facilities

ADT Security Services and Brivo Systems recently announced the implementation of a web-based access control solution for five federal facilities managed by the General Services Administration in Detroit and the Chicago area.

ManTech Names Daniel J. Keefe Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

In his new role, Keefe will lead strategic initiatives and manage relationships between TSG and its customers, potential customers and strategic partners.

Adm. Thad Allen, "Border Wars" Producer To Keynote GovSec

U.S. Coast Guard Ret. Admiral Thad Allen, who served as the National Incident Commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Nicholas Stein, the award-winning producer of National Geographic Channel’s “Border Wars,” will be the featured keynote speakers at the free Expo during the 2011 Government Security Expo & Conference (GovSec) featuring the U.S. Law Enforcement Conference & Exposition.

Chicago Housing Authority Uses Wi-Fi To Help Power Video Surveillance System

Ruckus Wireless recently announced that it has teamed with Xtivity Solutions (Xtivity), a leading wireless integration, security, and information technology services firm, to provide high-speed, long-range Wi-Fi systems to the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), one of the nation's largest public housing authorities.

GovSec International Cyber Security Series To Explore Realities Of Global Threats

The Internet has no borders, but cybercrimes do. While the computers and networks being attacked may be in the U.S., the malicious communications are routed through various countries, and the cybercriminals’ locations are often outside of U.S. jurisdiction.

CARTES Trade Show For Smart Cards Coming To The United States In 2012

The team of CARTES and IDentification and CARTES in ASIA recently announced the launch of a new event: CARTES in North America, which will take place from March 5-7, 2012 in Las Vegas.

Irvine Sensors Forms Technical Advisory Board

Initial members of the board have been selected based on their recognized stature and experience in the commercial Information Security and Aerospace and Defense business sectors. They are: Jeff Debrosse, William McBorrough,Anthony J. Tether and Simon Williams.

National Cyber Security Alliance Elects New Board Officers

John Havermann, vice president and director of cyber programs at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), will serve as NCSA board president.

Coastal Texas City Installs Wireless Video Surveillance System

The city of Freeport, Texas has selected ADT Security Services to provide and install the first phase of a wireless video surveillance system to help reduce crime in a public housing project and a marina. Later planned phases of the system will help protect critical infrastructure in one of the nation’s largest ports and home to the fourth largest oil reserve and 29 chemical companies.

Honeywell's Vindicator Technologies Gets DIACAP Certification

The testing certifies that the products can be safely installed on any network to protect mission-critical resources without exposing the organization to security risks.

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Latest Generation of Green Cards Among Most Secure IDs Worldwide

U.S. Customs and Immigration Services recently updated the security in its permanent resident cards with optical security media and RFID tags.

Codebench Appoints New Director of Sales

As director of sales, Fallon will manage partner relationships and educate the market about Codebench’s software-based solutions.

Securityhunter Wins Security Solutions BPA from Health and Human Services Dept.

Securityhunter will provide federal agencies with a simplified and accelerated means of securing a wide range of physical security solutions at discounted General Services Administration rates, including those that meet Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 requirements.

Texas Agency Installs More Than 3,200 H.264 Megapixel Cameras

IQinVision recently announced the completion of a major video surveillance project with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS).

AMAG Technology Selects Mike Mostow for Vice President of Government Systems

Mostow will be based in AMAG's Arlington, Va., office where he will lead and manage the government systems sales and sales engineering team, and develop and implement strategies and plans to further expand and better support AMAG's growing base of Symmetry homeland security management system resellers and end users.

API Technologies Appoints Bel Lazar as President and Chief Operating Office

API Technologies Corp., a provider of engineered systems, sub-systems and secure communications to the global defense and aerospace industries, announced the appointment of Bel Lazar as president and chief operating officer. Lazar will be responsible for the company's global operations.

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Government Seeks Cybersecurity, Superiority in Mostly Lawless Domain

The federal government's computer networks, vast and incredibly critical to the country's day-to-day functioning, are subject to millions of attacks per day. It has no stated overarching cybersecurity policy, and there is little in the way of international law to guide the way, either. How the government protects these networks, and interacts with other nations' networks, remains under debate.

What the Government Really Wants

Federal government buildings pose similar security challenges to commercial facilities: They need to control access, visually monitor daily activity and manage intrusion-prevention. To meet these demands, the government must integrate with numerous security manufacturers that supply a means to protect different functions, such as single sign-on for individual computers, or large servers to provide redundancy and fault-tolerant needs.

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Senators Seek Ban on Internet 'Kill Switch'

The proposed Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act explicitly states that “neither the President, the Director of the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications or any officer or employee of the United States Government shall have the authority to shut down the Internet.”

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